Show 133 | Carmel, California

Recorded: Thursday, February 2, 2006

This week, From the Top comes to you from the Sunset Center in beautiful Carmel, California. You'll hear outstanding musicians from 11 to 18 years old, including a teenage soprano singing Fauré, a very young pianist playing Bach, and an 18-year-old violinist performing a piece by Leonard Bernstein. You'll also hear a spirited piece of new music written by a teenage composer, and 13-year-old Roving Reporter Caeli Smith joins us to present our first ever multi-lingual musical quiz. This week's finale features something a little different -- classical accordion played by an 11-year-old!

Performers and Repertoire:

Violinist and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Caitlin Kelley, 18, from Seattle, WA, performs Serenade, V. Socrates: Alcibiades by Leonard Bernstein

Pianist Drew Petersen, 12, from Oradell, NJ, performs "Italian Concerto" in F major, BWV 971, I. Allegro by Johann Sebastian Bach

Soprano Marielle Rose Murphy, 17, from Carmel, CA, performs "Mandoline" by Gabriel Fauré

Violinist Leonard Chiang, 16 from San Francisco, CA, and pianist Preben Antonsen, 14, from Berkeley, CA perform "Sonata for Lou Harrison", III. Stampede by  composer Matthew Cmiel, 17 from San Francisco, CA

Accordionist Ebilin Maruyama, 11 from Duesseldorf, Germany, performs Into the Valley, 2nd and 6th mvts. by Yuji Takahashi